VICTORIA, May 4, 2012 /CNW/ - On Monday, May 7, Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC) will host their first Legislative Assembly Day to promote education and awareness of prostate cancer in British Columbia.
In support of the Legislative Assembly prostate cancer awareness day, all MLAs will wear the signature blue PCC tie or scarf to show their support. Members will acknowledge the prevalence of the disease in through statements in the House and attend a reception with Prostate Cancer Canada representatives at noon.
During his lifetime, one in seven men will be diagnosed with the disease. The good news is that over 90 per cent of prostate cancer cases are curable if detected and treated in their earliest stages. Prostate Cancer Canada recommends that as of age 40, men have the prostate cancer discussion with their doctor. It's time for men to take charge of their health and be proactive about annual checkups.
|What:||Prostate Cancer Awareness Day at the Legislative Assembly|
| The Honourable Mike de Jong, Minister of Health
Mr. Mike Farnworth, Opposition Health Critic, New Democratic Party
Mr. Donald McInnes, Vice Chair, Prostate Cancer Canada
Prostate Cancer Canada Representatives
|When:||Monday, May 7 at 12 p.m.|
|Where:||Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, 1st Floor Reception Hall, 501 Belleville Street, Victoria, BC V8V 2L8|
|Why:||Increase awareness of prostate cancer and the importance of early detection|
About Prostate Cancer Canada Prostate Cancer Canada raises funds for the development of programs related to awareness and public education, advocacy, support of those affected, and research into the prevention, detection, treatment and cure of prostate cancer. For more information visit prostatecancer.ca
For further information:
Rebecca von Goetz
Prostate Cancer Canada
(l) 416-441-2131 x 258 or (m) 416-917-8650
Caroline De Silva